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Scientology Drug Rehabs

The Church of Scientology has a network of front groups that repackage their religious doctrines, training materials and spiritual treatment processes as secular non-profit products and services. The most notoriously dangerous entities in the Scientology front group network is their drug rehabilitation and substance abuse treatment program that is commonly referred to as Narconon. However, due to the number of deaths and lawsuit settlements directly connected to the Narconon brand, they have begun using a wide variety of brand names to hide the fact a given treatment facility is really a Scientology drug rehab franchise managed by the Scientology-based parent company known as the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE). The controversies related to this program have been brewing for decades and was widely exposed to the world at large in 2012-2013 when NBC Rock Center did a series of programs giving the most recent Narconon scandals a much needed dose of sunshine.

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Scientology is Fair Game

The Church of Scientology's "Fair Game" practice was a way of targeting its enemies, including ruining their reputation, attempting to have them committed to a mental facility, trying to drive them to suicide and infiltrating dozens of government agencies. This project focuses on the Church's "Fair Game" practices and other unethical behavior.

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The FBI protects Superman's secret identity from FOIA

The FBI protects Superman’s secret identity from FOIA

Included in the most recent batch of Federal Bureau of Investigation records regarding the Church of Scientology is the script for a play written by COS’s Ministry of Public Relations in order to counter the “inflammatory statements” being made by a “dissident church member.” Making light of what they call the “comic book flair” of the rogue ex-Scientologist’s claims, the play consists of an interview between him and “the greatest reporter of them all,” Superman’s alter-ego, Clark Kent - whose secret identity is safe, thanks to the Bureau’s redaction.

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A tip about Scientology infiltrators led DEA to change their hiring practices

A tip about Scientology infiltrators led DEA to change their hiring practices

A newly released Federal Bureau of Investigation memo shows that the exposure of Scientology’s “Operation Snow White” and the resulting 1979 convictions didn’t end government concerns about Scientology infiltrators.

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FBI teletype reveals a brief counterintelligence investigation into Scientology

FBI teletype reveals a brief counterintelligence investigation into Scientology

A recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation file from 1996 on the Church of Scientology shows that more than twenty years before Central Intelligence Agency accused WikiLeaks of being a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation received an official inquiry asking if the COS was one. The inquiry resulted in the FBI Director sending a priority teletype to the Washington and Los Angeles field offices, as well as CCing the Bangkok Legat that had passed on the inquiry.

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In the early '90s, Scientology tried to dictate to the FBI what information could be released about them through FOIA

In the early ‘90s, Scientology tried to dictate to the FBI what information could be released about them through FOIA

A recent Federal Bureau of Investigation FOIA release prompted by the author’s lawsuit, shows that between 1990 and 1994, the President of the Church of Scientology International sent the FBI a series of letters instructing the Bureau on what records Scientology felt the FBI was entitled to keep or to release through FOIA.

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What L. Ron Hubbard’s son said about Scientology and the KGB

What L. Ron Hubbard’s son said about Scientology and the KGB

A recent FBI FOIA release prompted by the author’s lawsuit shows that in early 1985, L. Ron Hubbard’s son Ronald DeWolf wrote the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division a letter detailing a number of accusations - including Scientology’s alleged, and unsubstantiated, KGB connection, and that his father had once asked him to steal a hydrogen bomb.

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